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LeRoy Butler named 2020 Pro Football HoF finalist: ‘Maybe this could be the year’

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HALES CORNERS -- Green Bay Packers legend and inventor of the "Lambeau Leap" LeRoy Butler was named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2020 induction class.

In his 12 seasons with the Packers, Butler was a part of the Super Bowl XXXI championship team, named an All-Pro four times and made the 1990s all-decade team.

It's the first time in Butler's 14 years of eligibility that he's been named a finalist -- after reaching the group of semi-finalists the last two years.

LeRoy Butler

"The more and more I thought about my career and what I was able to do on the field and off, I saw an opportunity to be a finalist," Butler says. "Then my daughter Gabby said, 'Well, you know, you're the only all-decade players that's not been a finalist,' so I said maybe this could be the year."

Inductees to the 2020 class will be announced at the NFL Honors awards show in February, the day before the Super Bowl.

24 DEC 1995: GREEN BAY PACKERS SAFETY LEROY BUTLER #36 CELEBRATES WITH THE FANS AFTER PITTSBURGH STEELERS RECEIVER YANCEY THIGPEN DROPPED WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE WINNING TOUCHDOWN DURING THE PACKERS WIN AT LAMBEAU FIELD IN GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN. Mandator

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